Re: [squid-users] persistent http with pushback

From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 13:59:07 -0700 (MST)

On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> On Wednesday 20 February 2002 15:24, Marcel Ruff wrote:
> > How do the multiple parts look like if i don't know the length
> > of all parts beforehand?
> HTTP does not care if the reply is a single part or a multi-part
> content. In the eye of HTTP the two is the same thing. Simply a
> stream of data. The fact that your are sending a multipart MIME
> content is a business between your server and client, not part of
> the HTTP protocol.

Not exactly. HTTP does use/document multipart content in the context
of HTTP Ranges. A proxy may interpret multipart content (e.g., for the
purpose of caching or merging ranges). Squid used to do that.

Received on Wed Feb 20 2002 - 13:59:12 MST

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